St Kilda PCYC works with youth communities across the Port Phillip and Stonnington municipalities. We have been empowering young people with recreational, sporting, cultural and learning activities since 1947. And while youth has always been our focus, the gym’s doors are open to everyone.
St Kilda PCYC works with youth communities across the Port Phillip and Stonnington municipalities. Our programs equip young people with valuable life-long skills and are open to youth of all ages and backgrounds.
Our youth programs and activities include:
- Mobile Activity Centre (MAC) – engages young people and runs Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
- Young Leaders Camp
- Girls Group Program
- Koori Youth Bootcamp
- School Holiday Programs
- Wicked Schools Education
- Youth Space – Drop in safe space.
- Youth Boxing
- Recording Studio for Youth Music Projects.
Contact us for more information on any of the programs.
Mobile Activity Centre (MAC) Program
Our MAC program engages young people. Through early intervention, the program uses recreational activities to mentor young people and improve their self-esteem, behaviour and attitude. Aimed at disadvantaged youth groups and operates Monday and Friday night at Park Towers in South Melbourne, Wednesday and Saturday at the Prahran Youth Hub.
Koori Youth Bootcamp
This recreationally-based program, run in conjunction with the City of Port Phillip, looks at increasing youth wellbeing through discipline, healthy-eating and exercise. It’s full of fun and energy and packed with fresh fruit snacks throughout the session. Our trainer picks up all participants and drops them off after each session. The hour-long program runs every Thursday at 5pm.
School Holiday Program
Fun and Adventurous School holiday programs open to young people between 10-17 years old and includes supervised events, excursions and other exciting activities.
This educational program is different from most. It equips girls between 10-14 years with important life skills from time management, event management, social interactivity and self-belief. With a focus on being brave, participants are encouraged to take on new activities that will help them grow as they learn valuable life skills as they transition into adulthood.
Wicked Schools Education
This empowering program specifically tackles bullying and antisocial behaviour head on in the schoolyard through positive engagement and behaviour coaching. It’s targeted at disadvantaged years 5 & 6 primary school students.
Free classes are on offer for young people aged between 10 – 17 years. With a focus on foundation skills, these amateur participants will be hitting the big league soon enough.
Young Leaders Camp
The Young Leaders Camp is a program is full of adventure, growth, team bonding and leadership tasks that will be sure to challenge participants as they learn lifelong skills. It is designed to grow and develop the capabilities of young people aged between 10-17 years old.
This program was designed by youth, and for youth. The drop-in session is a safe space for youth to chill out after school while building upon their sense of community. Our youth participants choose the weekly activities which have included watching movies, and picnics at the park.
Youth In-House Services
- Youth Room meeting space with access to computers, wireless internet, visual projector
- Recording studio & Youth Music Room
- Volunteer opportunities
- Work experience
- Youth fitness classes
- Personal training
Child Safety Statement
St Kilda PCYC is committed to promoting and protecting the safety of children. We have zero tolerance for child abuse. Everyone working and volunteering at St Kilda PCYC is responsible for the safety and protection of children in our care and for reporting information about child abuse to the management. We expect our staff and volunteers to abide by this commitment and we have policies, procedures and codes of conduct in place to support its enactment. We take all allegations and concerns very seriously.
St Kilda PCYC is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention is paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability who attend our gym and youth programs.